Euro Bistro Opens on Richmond Highway
A new restaurant featuring Eastern European food is in its first week of operation
A new restaurant has opened on the 6000 block of Richmond Highway under the watchful eye of first-time restauranteur "Alma."
Euro Bistro features specialty food from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia—Alma's home region—boasting cuisine influenced by Mediterranean, Turkish and Slavic traditions.
The owner highlighted how she had packed her menu with her own versions of regional classics, all to fill a much-needed niche in the community for Eastern European food in a classy, sit-down setting.
"There are a lot of Bosnians, Serbians and Croatians here," Alma said. "This will feel like home, and others can experience a lot of our food for a good price."
Alma is excited about the menu options, ranging from traditional street foods like Ćevapčići—grilled handmade sausages served with a pita—and modified options to reflect local items, like a seafood pasta dish using Maryland and Virginia crabs. All of her items focus on using local, organic products to provide customers with the best tasting dishes.
Euro Bistro is also in the process of getting its liquor license so it can serve alcoholic beverages. They have been granted approval and are waiting for the license's activation, which can take up to a few weeks.
The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Monday, during which it is closed for the whole day.
Euro Bistro opened Dec. 10, and though Alma said that they saw a decent turnout, she was hoping for more guests.
"You know how it is, businesses are always slow at first," Alma said. "But I'm sure people will come once they know what we've got."
Though the menu spans only a few pages and the names might be daunting to some Americans, Alma was certain guests would be sure to receive a delicious dish for a great price if they are only willing to take the chance.